Nickie & Dan {April Wedding at Carillon Beach}

Nickie and Dan were another lucky Carillon couple that had the skies open up for them on their big day.  Although the weather teased us with rain, everyone was able to enjoy wonderful cocktails outside of the Meeting House.  Nickie and Dan chose to have both their ceremony and reception in the Meeting House.

Nickie looked absolutely gorgeous in her lace gown.  At the end of the ceremony, Dan’s father introduced the newlyweds and closed by giving them a traditional Mexican blessing.  This was such a special moment that really touched the couple.  As a surprise to the groom, his parents had an authentic Mariachi Band brought in to play as Nickie and Dan walked out of the ceremony.  It was such a wonderful surprise for everyone to hear the loud horns, strings and of course the singers as they exited the Meeting House.

What a fabulous shot captured by Inga Finch (of Inga Finch Photography)! Imagine this booming voice that was waiting and greeted the newlyweds outside of the Meeting House!

Nickie & Dan's faces said it all... He was so surprised!

Priceless!! We all stood around for a much longer time than normal just to hear the Mariachi Band!

As the mariachi band played around the side decks of the Meeting House, Townsend catering passed around delicious margarits and various Latin-inspired treats such as prosciutto-wrapped jalapenos and quesadillas... mmm.

Not only were the food and drink inspired by Mexican culture, but Rhonda's (Confections on the Coast) fabulous groom's cake was an outstanding replica of the Mexican flag. Everyone "ooo'd" and "aww'd" over this cake!

Nickie & Dan were able to sneak away with Inga (Inga Finch Photography) for their breath-taking sunset pictures. This is always such a wonderful time for the couple to enjoy each other, away from their family & friends. Our picturesque beach walkovers are the perfect place to share a kiss!

I absolutely LOVE this picture. Inga really captured the moment! What a beautiful couple!

I think the picture says it all. Inga had her eye on this location along the water's edge. It turned out to be such a magical shot! A wonderful end to a perfect night.


Venue:  Carillon Beach Meeting House

Photography:  Inga Finch of Inga Finch Photography

Catering/Rentals:  Elegant Tents and Events thru Donna Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony Music:  Violin Soloist, Carol Hayes of Wedding Music Plus

Reception Music:  DJ Paul of Gulf Talent Services